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New Forest bike hire plan is rejected by authority

19 August 2014 Last updated at 23:12 BST

A scheme designed to encourage families to cycle in the New Forest has been rejected.

The New Forest Park Authority rejected plans to introduce a £2m cycle hire scheme, similar to London's "Boris" bikes, at a meeting on Tuesday.

Olympian Chris Boardman had backed the scheme, and urged supporters to sign a petition.

But Councillor David Harrison, from the authority, said other members weren't prepared to take a risk.

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